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13 Jan 2019

Realme is also working on a 48MP camera phone

Realme working to launch a 48MP camera smartphone

Realme has some solid plans for 2019 and one of them is to release a 48MP camera smartphone.

Citing Realme CEO Madhav Sheth, a report claims that the company is developing a smartphone with a 48MP camera sensor - a contender to Xiaomi's all-new Redmi Note 7.

Moreover, Sheth has also confirmed the launch timeline of its upcoming Realme 3 smartphone.

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Realme working to launch a 48MP camera smartphone
The high megapixels smartphones' trend is here to stay

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The high megapixels smartphones' trend is here to stay

While 2018 was about notches, the current year seems to be about cameras - more sensors and mega-sensors.

So far, we've already seen Honor View 20 and Xiaomi's Redmi Note 7 sport 48MP rear cameras.

Similarly, the Motorola P40 and Redmi Note 7 Pro are also expected to house this mighty sensor.

And now, Realme is also working on the same.

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But, what are the benefits of a 48MP camera?

Talking of 48MP camera sensors, currently, we have Sony IMX586 or Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 sensors that offer such high pixel count.

The benefit of these sensors is that they use a 4-in-1 pixel binning technique to offer higher quality low-light images equivalent to a 12MP 1.6-micron pixel camera.

Further, these sensors can offer 4x digital zoom or in other words, sharp 12MP pictures.

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Realme to expand it portfolio with Realme 3

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Realme to expand it portfolio with Realme 3

Currently, Realme has four smartphones in its lineup - Realme C1, Realme 2, Realme U1 and Realme 2 Pro.

And as the latest addition, the company is working to launch Realme 3 sometime in the first quarter of 2019, according to Sheth.

But, it is unclear whether the 48MP camera phone would come under Realme 3 series or as a brand new lineup.

The company is also planning to launch branded retail stores

Realme is also planning to open exclusive experience stores in India in the second half of 2019. According to Sheth, the company is currently working on "structure and principles" while also finding the location for its first branded retail store.

From the grapevine

We may also see Realme A1 get launched sometime "soon"

Last month, reputed tipster Ishan Agarwal claimed that the company will "soon" launch Realme A1 as a new budget smartphone in India.

He also claimed that the phone will be positioned below the Realme U1.

Moreover, a leak revealed that Realme A1 will come with a waterdrop notched display, 13MP+2MP dual rear-camera, 8MP selfie camera, MediaTek Helio P70 chipset, 2GB/3GB RAM and 4,200mAh battery.

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When will Realme 3 launch in India?

Asked 1 minute ago by Ananya Nair

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According to Realme CEO Madhav Sheth, the company will launch the Realme 3 sometime in the first quarter of 2019.

When will Realme launch its 48MP camera phone?

Asked 1 minute ago by Abhinav Lobo

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Realme CEO has confirmed that the company is working on a 48MP camera phone. However, he has not shared any details about the name, specs, features or launch of this smartphone.

What are the benefits of a 48MP camera?

Asked 1 minute ago by Angel Gupta

Answered by NewsBytes

The benefit of these sensors is that they use a 4-in-1 pixel binning technique to offer higher quality low-light images equivalent to a 12MP 1.6-micron pixel camera. Further, these sensors can offer 4x digital zoom or in other words, sharp 12MP pictures.

What are the specifications of Realme A1?

Asked 1 minute ago by Ananya Balasubramanium

Answered by NewsBytes

According to a leak, Realme is working to launch a new budget smartphone in India called Realme A1. The phone is expected to be positioned below Realme U1 and is tipped to come with a waterdrop notched display, 13MP+2MP dual rear-camera, 8MP selfie camera, MediaTek Helio P70 chipset, 2GB/3GB RAM and 4,200mAh battery.

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